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Points Based System

We unravel the complexities of immigration regulations, simplifying processes and focusing on solutions, every time.

"Very good response times, excellent acument and knowledge, and realistic advice" - Legal 500

In 2008 the UK government launched a Points Based System ("PBS") for the control of entry to the UK for foreign nationals wishing to invest, set up a business, take employment (whether temporary or permanent) or study in the UK.

The scheme was designed across five tiers with the aim of being transparent, objective and easy to use. Ten years later, PBS has developed into a highly-complex and intricate network of rules, criteria, policy and processes.

We convert these complex government rules and processes into streamlined advice and assistance, providing our clients with confidence and peace of mind.

The schemes are full of pitfalls for institutional and individual users and the consequences of making a false step are burdensome and expensive.

Our team has extensive experience in all aspects of PBS and we will guide applicants and sponsors through every step of the process through to entry to the UK and long-term compliance and residence.

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